Denise Charles describes herself as ‘nation builder;’ attacks opposition

Charles said she is a nation builder
Charles said she is a nation builder

Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the Soufriere Constituency, Denise Charles, has described herself as a nation builder.

Speaking at a DLP rally on Sunday she also took aim at the opposition saying they are tearing down and destroying Dominica.

“Brothers and sisters. you can expect that I will continue to build on the good works of the Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit-led administration,” she said. “I am a nation builder.”

But she had strong words for the opposition.

“These days when you turn on your radio, you may hear the opposition spending time planting seeds of destruction and tearing our country down,” she said. “Be careful my people, do not fall in the traps that they set. Do not let them divide this nation into pockets of hatred and spitefulness.”

She questioned whether “gossip and dishonesty” can actually build a nation.

“Do you believe that this constituency would be better off when they try to make enemies between you and your neighbours?” Charles stated. “No, my sisters, no my brothers, we cannot achieve progress if our main focus is to tear each other down.”

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50 Comments

  1. Caretaker
    May 25, 2016

    ANY COMPANY have a confidence in you and ask you to hold a position and you say you cannot do it you are down as a failure. If you kick a person whilst she is down you are not a godly person. In any new job, you have to learn the ropes and techniques and this takes time. To accept this position you can only describe the individual as brave and courageous and wish them success. I am only familiar with these to words:- objective and subjective, any other words I won’t know their meanings. Thanks for the new words and tips

  2. Yep
    May 25, 2016

    Notice they not saying much about Jungle bay. they too shame to own it after they try to mash it up just because the owner was opposition.

  3. Yep
    May 25, 2016

    WOMAN! Stop promoting EVIL and get right with God.
    Turn away from evil.
    You will regret your mistake.

    Get out. Get out. Get out

  4. IamanIdiot
    May 25, 2016

    Your campaign manager that is the “nation builder” :lol:

  5. natural dominican
    May 25, 2016

    Sorry Ms/Mrs Charles, you stood on platform and supported an accused child offender; Further more you did not take a stand for the rights of women and applaud as Mr Austrie demolished the very essence of the word.

  6. Concern Citizen (Soufriere First, D/ca Second)
    May 25, 2016

    I hope the appropriate “IMPACT ASSESSMENT is carried out beforehand for Jungle Bay Hotel and Spa relocation to Morne Acouma, Soufriere, and for that matter other Hotel complex projects coming on-stream. There just must be an assessment to ascertain the potential impact of changes for Morne Acouma, Soufriere.

    Invaluable gifts of nature, such as pure air, water, animal and plant life that adorns the area MUST be preserved. Walking up to the sound of birds and breathing in the fresh air is a treat to our senses by itself, an unimaginable trip venturing Morne Acouma takes you – almost by default. I fear the rapid change to our Nature Isle’s environment by developments of such nature might present a level of pollution with severely disastrous consequences.

    Dominicans open your eyes, as there just must be a systematic approach that seeks to discover possible risks associated with this proposition.

  7. smh
    May 25, 2016

    what is worse is the people will listen to the speech they wrote for her and believe that it is the opposition that is dividing the nation. POLITICS ON A WHOLE is dividing the nation. the whole system is set up to play one party against the other like its sports teams. Politicians of the last 15 years are from a much different cloth where class and decorum is concerned. And lets be honest, whether red or blue or purple or green, if a Gov’t Minister or Gov’t itself isnt performing to expected standard, should they be called out? shouldnt they be held accountable? they work for us, not the other way around. They rally their supporters who are already biased (both red and blue) to condone their actions or lack of actions until the matter gets so useless the outcome seems a waste of time. Years ago it was bins, then fertilizer, then passports, then this then that. What have the outcomes been? POLITICS, like RELIGION are two very divisive institutions that have caused bloodshed &…

  8. May 25, 2016

    how much money skerrlt gave you we found out you are on the boards of aid bank and pwd you happy eh how many children do you have any young girls all i am telling you your time to hell is around the corner greed is taking you to the right place

  9. Storm
    May 24, 2016

    This young woman better go find a life instead of comin out lying about being nation builder.
    These group of ambitious politicians will say n do anything just to get rich fast..
    The Labour Party has a record of division n hate language in Dominica. Someone should teach get that self praise is no praise

  10. Yes Darling, I love the way you sell your lies. Such a beautiful smile as you attempt to mislead the poor and less educated with beautiful lyrics from the DLP propaganda songbook. Your weave looks so “American”, so sexy, so up to the Labour Party standard of the rich and famous Ministers of Government. I hear that a lot of the people in the Soufriere Constituency don’t like you because you have a “I’m better than you” attitude toward them. My my my…I hope that’s not true, even IF you’re a very, very close friend to people in very high places you don’t need to show off on the people who just vote for those very same people in very high places! It doesn’t matter anyway, a vote for you is a vote for the good Doctor Prime Minister and that’s enough. You WILL be in Cabinut on the 8th of June, 2016.

  11. Extremely
    May 24, 2016

    I wonder if her words are going to bring unity? As far as I am concerned these words uttered can only result in more strife among the people. These people think that all Dominicans are foolish. She’s stating that she is going to build on the good works of the PM. I wonder if one of these good works is meeting people at funerals, church services or on planes and calling them traitor. Arrest my case tan.

  12. Caretaker
    May 24, 2016

    Mr. Telemacque first time I noticed you run out of words. The lady meant she is going to rebuild Dominica but that was too fine even for you to understand. Joint us to help rebuild Dominica otherwise you will missed out. The lady is just not good, but very good. She left you gasping for breath, if you cannot beat them you join them. Stop hiding behind GOD FOR YOU WILL NEVER SEE HIS FACE

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 25, 2016

      Madam/Miss/Mr. Caretaker, if it is one thing I am sure I can do well is read: want to know why? When I was a kid my Grandmother told me ” if it is the only thing you do in life, make sure you learn to read and write a letter of your own.”

      The rest is history! The caption reads: “Denise Charles describes herself as ‘nation builder;’ attacks opposition.”

      To be honest with you I had to take English as a discipline in college, and past it with a B; I missed an A, by just a few points; So, even if I am not a linguist major I believe my comprehension of the English language is better than average, and quite accurate.

      How can you suggest she made a mistake, she meant she is going to rebuild Dominica: You think Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque is an idiot?

      Here is the definition of “Re-build:” it means to make extensive repairs, or to reconstruct, or restore something to previous state. Question; Dominica brook-up, mash-up or something! If you do not know the meaning of…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 25, 2016

      If you do not know the meaning of brook-up, and mash-up go to Wesley anybody you meet in the streets will define such terms to you in modern English, and be reminded you do not know how to spell Telemaque, remove the C; pleas!

  13. klassblind
    May 24, 2016

    X’s and O’s , on my bunch oh watch how they grow

  14. May 24, 2016

    Actions speak louder than words

  15. Caretaker
    May 24, 2016

    Capability Dens! As an accountant you know the poor people are the troublesome ones. You don’t need LBP,DLP NEEDS you. Charles’s are ambitious,educated,successful and famous. Whilst you will be having breakfast in the White House with the American president, where will your enemies be? Having malicious gossips against their neighbors. you will bring aroma to DLP LIKE THE REST OF THE CARIBBEAN. Go for it my lady, you are the best ,good luck and blessings too.

    • StraightOut
      May 25, 2016

      SO U STAY

    • Me
      May 26, 2016

      Charles Manson is not just famous, he is notorious. On the other hand Eugenia Charles was famous, respected and admired all over the world. What Charles you want Denise to be?

  16. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 24, 2016

    Any fool can make the claim that they are a nation builder; because there is no definite way for anyone prove you are not!

    However, I demand that you disclose in what area of nation building are you involved! Political rhetoric is cheap, blowing in the wind leaves no mark; if you use a cutlass (machete) to cut into the still waters of a river, it leaves no mark!

    However, you can boast you chop the water, or catch smoke; or the wind all impossible realities. In order for one to believe you are a nation builder direct us to one single project you have contributed financially, and where you have specifically devoted your time and money!

    Let me debunk your nonsense. Nation is defined as a large aggregate of people united by common decent, history, culture, and language inhabiting a particular country. So, I assume Dominica is already built how can you build something already built?

    • StraightOut
      May 25, 2016

      FACTS MY BROTHER! FACTS!!!!! TELL ME PLEASE HOW

    • ????????
      May 26, 2016

      Then Francisco what are you? A non fool Nation Curser or non fool don’t love nation. A non fool highly disrespector of Nation; A disrespector of persons??

  17. LifeandDeath
    May 24, 2016

    A shame to see young “intelligent” people forfeit their God given right to think freely and progressively to begin to sound just like an otherwise unconvincing mob..People loosing self respect in crooked politics..

  18. viewsexpressed
    May 24, 2016

    Denise Charles , if you know what is good for you, Get the Hell out of this camp of this questionable Labour party government and incompetent Prime Minister. You are likely to be politically stained for life

  19. %
    May 24, 2016

    More of the same..They needs to reject you Lock Stock and Barrel….The party of which you are a part, has brought a curse on this island..

  20. Andy
    May 24, 2016

    “I am a nation builder.” O please Denise keep quiet–

    • StraightOut
      May 25, 2016

      I consider a nation builder to be people like Lennox Honeychurch for his continued works of our history, Pearl Christine and Raymond Lawrence for their long service and dedication in preserving our culture.

      But can this Denise Charles tell us what has see done to be considered a nation builder?

  21. ????????
    May 24, 2016

    Continued Lastly I want not to conform to the world for the war is against conforming to the world but by the renewing of my mind in Christ Jesus. So no matter what darts you fly, I won’t be bothered , unlikes etc because the word of God must stand supreme and someone has to say it so this foolish circus of hatred and other negativism must stop. Let us renew our minds but in Christ Jesus. We cannot continue to do things the same way. Hurtful to see grown men and women actually hurting themselves, shown on their faces, probably not sleeping over someone in their conceived mind hate and wants to be in certain positions; trying force . Lastly God is the one who promotes. Lean on him; humble yourselves; love one another, he knows the intense of the heart whether we are to be trusted … time to renew ourselves and do things with God first in our minds.

  22. ????????
    May 24, 2016

    cannot do anything to elevate the country. U cannot win an election by those tatics of calling names & not involving in meaningful & positive things. Away with the talk shows,demonstrations, record sticking on the same thing. There comes a time when you have to stop those tatics, campaigning & work side by side & in hand with the Government of the day. Erica provided you with this opportunity; you failed. It seemed that you only negative things that will divide us instead of bringing us together. You are sensationalist looking 4 bad things to happen to go on talk show & have all those hatred talks, vilifying, open show of hatred PM, Labour & by extension country. Time to throw away that tatic. Join the development and when 2019 comes then you can present your self. I admire Ms Charles. She has a plan & stop vilifying her for what allegedly someone did. We are all not good until redeemed by Christ. Let us get redeemed so we can work together in love.

  23. ????????
    May 24, 2016

    Continued adapted from the news report above “These days when you turn on your radio, you may hear the opposition spending time planting seeds of destruction and tearing our country down,” she said. “Be careful my people, do not fall in the traps that they set. Do not let them divide this nation into pockets of hatred and spitefulness.” She questioned whether “gossip and dishonesty” can actually build a nation. “Do you believe that this constituency would be better off when they try to make enemies between you and your neighbours?” Charles stated. “No, my sisters, no my brothers, we cannot achieve progress if our main focus is to tear each other down.” She is right. So my peoples let us love as Christ loves us. We may support this party and that party but we need to see each others not as enemy but as God’s creation who in most instances are inhabited by the Evil Spirits. Opposition take note and change for the better .. Those talk show and bad mouthing the country and others

  24. ????????
    May 24, 2016

    That is my girl. She has asked the question that I ask many times. People we are under the sovereignity of our Heavenly Father who sent his son to die for us all .. Remember us all. Not one of us is good for our good works are just as filthy rags. Without Jesus, we are nothing. Our Heavenly Father sent his only begotten Son to die on the cross to defeat the purpose of the enemy who wants to kill, steal, and destroy us all. Now many of us are in dwell with the spirits of the Evil One and we go about assisting him in his dirty evils things. Gossip, Slander, lies, teaching others to hate one another, doing all the wrong things if you want to say abuse of women, children i can agree as well. The father we serve and his son he sent on the world was sinless but he took all lour sins on his back on that cross to save us. Whether Opposition , Labour, UWP , you all need to know that because the young lady has said it rightly. Wanting to gain power at all is the Enemy manifested

    • Me
      May 24, 2016

      Are you perhaps suffering from religious constipation. Drink a bottle of holy water a day for a week and you will be fluid again. May God have mercy on you.

      • StraightOut
        May 25, 2016

        A bad bad religious constipation indeed. A week not enough maybe I would recommend a whole month of Holy water

  25. looking
    May 24, 2016

    Those who are in authority, those who discriminate, those who remove people from NEP list’s, those who victimize, those who threaten. those are the people who are the nation destroyers. You see them in churches every Sunday singing hallelujah, preaching, giving “lostee”. They are the nation destroyers.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 24, 2016

      Well put, I could not describe this rotten DLP government better

  26. Me
    May 24, 2016

    You can call yourself anything you like darling. Is the people that will judge you.

  27. I want to know
    May 24, 2016

    Ms Denise Charles I do not know you and therefore would like you to answer the following questions:

    1. You sound like you have an accent that is different from the average Dominicans and therefore are you a Dominican by birth? That’s important because non Dominicans usually have a place to turn to incase things don’t work while the rest of us are stock here.

    2. Why are we having a by-election in Soufriere, just two years after we voted Ian Pinard as our Parlrep? That’s important because neither you nor Skerrit or any member of the DLP has told us what happened to our elected parlrep

    3. Ian told us his reason for resigning was because of allegations of his involvement in a very serious matter with a minor. Have you gotten a chance to ask Ian if the rumor is true or false?

    4. Did Ian Pinard tell you that he was arrested, charged and bailed? Did he tell you what he was arrested, charged and bailed for?

    5. Do you know who bailed Ian? If so, do you think the bailer…

    • ????????
      May 24, 2016

      Foolish question to Ms Charles. In time your queries will be answered. The country’s development must continue … This has no bearing on she seeking to represent the people of Soufriere consistuency. You are pending too much time on wanting the lady to answer questions which is before the courts for the alleged misdeamour. Are you serious , you answered your own question Ian said why he was resigning so the whole country knows and by extension perhaps the whole world if they become interested to read about this incident wherever they are. You all amaze me asking Ms Charles those questions whilst those who spread what they hear do not even want to ensure what they hear is true. So a bye election is inevitable because Ian resigned & as you said, you heard why he resigned. Absolute futility. Isn’t anyone entitled to be bailed even for other crimes as well. So if and who bailed Ian is not your business, He has loving family, friends as you do if you get yourself in some…

  28. AAGabriel
    May 24, 2016

    Gossip and dishonesty by the UWP?? What are you talking about? These are DLP trademarks and since you are their candidate no doubt they are yours as well. Anyway, we still have not had a statement from you regarding sexual abuse of minors. What is your stance on that? How do you view the alleged involvement of certain Politicians one of which was sitting on your side a few days ago? What about the Panama story? What’s your opinion on that? I leave it at that for the time being. Please answer!

    • ????????
      May 24, 2016

      AA Gabriel leave the young lady alone. You can do research on Panama Papers and We all are against sexual abuse of Minors and Women too. You want now to abuse her because she is a woman. So because there are abuse of children and women, then she must not seek to represent her consistuency? The country’s business must stop because of someone’s alleged misdeed? Question for you – Should UWP disband their party because the Deputy Leader was allegedly involved in the same alleged scandal???? you seem to show partisan . One can see that you are an avid supporter of your party. I have no qualms about that but to ask those foolish question that the young lady has to answer. Now this are DLP trademarks – what are DLP trademarks? Is it only DLP who has men? for your info , years ago your Leader was involved in an alleged similar misdeamour. We should support whichever we want to without vilifying each other. That is why we have elections and this is called democracy.

  29. Dominican Passports 4 sale
    May 24, 2016

    Uhhg I’m tired of these labour shenanigans, This young lady got no idea how dumb she is making herself look… Fighting to Join a party like that. :!:

    • ????????
      May 24, 2016

      Your comments can be deemed abuse of Women. She is not dumb but one who has placed herself to serve her country as a “nation builder”. How do you dub yourself … she is not fighting to join a party. She knows her mind. she has supported who she wants to by aligning herself to the party she wants to represent. You should not call her dumb or “labour Shenanigans” . Look at my other comments generally. You are actually fitting in the things she said about Hatred and that not being able to move a country forward. Renew your mind and fit yourself for nation building. Mark you I did not ask you to join Ms Charles Party. what are your plans for your country.

      • AAGabriel
        May 24, 2016

        Yes she knows her mind. She has made her choice: to hell with Dominica, I want a slice of Skerrits cake! So there we have it!!!

      • Concern citizen
        May 24, 2016

        Thanks I see your comments,
        well as of today we all ma. Dominique’s children should just join the cabal, be corrupt and end up like Venezuela then we will all be happy in our under develop country and remain in our misery (sawe de?)

  30. cameron
    May 24, 2016

    Ms.Charles you cannot be.A nation builder and a woman for child protection,would not be on the same stage cheering with an alleged child molester.

    • Positive
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Mr.. Cameron if i could i would send you a million dollar cheque jsut for that comment.

  31. Texas
    May 24, 2016

    Did she even hear herself say those words?

  32. Toute Twele Roy
    May 24, 2016

    I must make that comment. Although I understand that Denise Charles is well educated, when I heard her presenting on the TV from Scotts Head, she looked and sounded like someone who was not educated. I guess that is what politics does. And the education system too, its makes us educated fools.

  33. Unknown
    May 24, 2016

    “Do not let them divide this nation into pockets of hatred and spitefulness.”

    to late – the Roosevelt Skerrit has that as their greatest accomplishment. After 16 years of political victimization Dominicans are now, such a divided people that not even the issue of Child abuse can unite them. It is so bad now that, the opposition candidate should not resign because he was arrested and charged for allegations against a minor (Lennox Linton is the devil and controlling and bossy) but the DLP candidate should resign for the same charges and allegation (skerrit is god, a nice diplomatic, generous, caring man).

    DLP has driven Dominicans to the gutter!

  34. conell
    May 24, 2016

    Go on, read it!!! What\’s in black and white is not always right. I like folks to speak from the heart – Not from what was given to them by a speech writer.

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